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Draft Conference Program

28-29 OCTOBER 2006
Conference Program  

Saturday 28 October 

10:00-11:00 Arrival, Registration, Tea/Coffee 

11:00 Welcome (Lecture Theatre) 

11:15-12:45 Plenary: Judith Stanton, Independent Scholar (Chair: Loraine Fletcher) 

"Like a slave to her oars”: old letters, new letters, lost letters 

1:00-2:00 Lunch (Restaurant) 

2:15-3:45 Panels 

A: Poetry, Life, and Death

  • Katherine Singer (Univ. of Maryland), The Elegiac Sonnets and the Impossibility of Taste
  • Kerri Andrews (Univ. of Leeds), ‘Herself […] fills the foreground’: Negotiating Autobiography in Elegiac Sonnets and The Emigrants
  • Brent Raycroft, The Deaths of Charlotte Smith
 B: The Letters of a Solitary Wanderer
  • D.L. Macdonald (Univ. of Calgary), The Greatest Romantic Lyric
  • Amy Garnai (Tel Aviv Univ.), Charlotte Smith and the Alien Act
  • Fiona Price (Univ. of Chicester), Romantic Tales and Political Comparison

 3:45-4:15 Tea/Coffee  

4:15-5:45 Panels 

A: Genres

  • Essaka Joshua (Univ. of Birmingham), Desmond and the Radical-Conservative Debate
  • Michael Gamer (Univ. of Pennsylvania), Smith’s Genealogies
  • Harriet Guest (Univ. Of York), Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson in 1793 
 B: The Young Philosopher
  • Mark Fulk  (Buffalo State College), Theatrical Suffering
  • A.A. Markley (Penn State), Charlotte Smith and William Godwin: The Fruits of a Literary Friendship
  • Barbara Tarling (Open Univ.), 'The Slight Skirmishing of a Novel Writer’: Charlotte Smith and the American War of Independence

6:15-7:30 Dinner (Restaurant) 

7:30-8:00 Wine reception and launch of Set Two (vols. 6-10) of The Works of Charlotte Smith (sponsored by Pickering and Chatto)

8:00 What is She? (Lecture Theatre)  

Sunday 29 October 

8:15-9:15 Breakfast (Restaurant) 

9:30-11:00 Panels 

A: The Translator Translated

  • Kate Astbury (Univ. of Warwick), Revolutionary Translations
  • Gillian Dow (Univ. of Southampton), The Prose Translator
  • Angela Wright (Univ. of Sheffield), Receiving Smith's Translations during the Romantic Period
 B: Work
  • Dahlia Porter (Univ. of Pennsylvania), Re-Forming the Collection in Conversations Introducing Poetry
  • Elizabeth Dolan (Lehigh Univ.), Rural Walks as Fictional Ethnography
  • Jennie Batchelor (Univ. of Kent), Woman’s Work: Manual, Intellectual, and Affective Labour in Marchmont

 11:00-11:30 Tea/Coffee 

11:30-1:00 Plenary: Stuart Curran (Univ. of Pennsylvania) (Lecture Theatre) (Chair: Jacqueline Labbe)           


1:00-2:00 Lunch (Restaurant) Anna Birch will be available to talk about directing What is She? 

2:00-3:00 Panels 

A: The Old Manor House

  • Jacqueline Labbe (Univ. of Warwick), Narrating Seduction: The Old Manor House, Celestina, and Austen
  • Callie Hornbuckle (Univ. of South Carolina), Gothic Inversions and the Aesthetics of Sympathy

B: What is She?

  • Diego Saglia (Universitá di Parma), The Ideological Comedy of Curiosity
  • Susan Croft, Comedies in Embryo: Charlotte Smith, Jane Marshall and the Perils of Performance
3:00-3:30 Tea/Coffee, Close